Come and relax, unwind after a busy year and recharge your inner batteries for a wonderful Christmas escape under the Moroccan sun. This yoga retreat is the perfect opportunity to spend Christmas in a healthy and nourishing way for your body, mind and soul. The program includes 2 yoga sessions a day where Laila will offer her unique and innovative approach to yoga, blending eastern tradition with modern day somatics. Exploring the balance between being and doing, moving in non-linear ways that truly energise rather than deplete you and helping to increase grounding and spaciousness in your embodied experience. It is an invitation to come home into your body temple and give yourself more permission to find ease, pleasure and joy in the practice of yoga.
Give yourself the precious gift to re-establish the connection to yourself, strengthen self-care habits and give yourself the time and space to reflect upon what truly serves you in your life. There will be guided meditations to transition through the winter solstice with clarity and intent to fully honour this potent and special moment of the year.
Essaouira is a beautiful ancient sea side town on the Atlantic coast of Morocco. The place is easygoing and well known for its very relaxing and charming atmosphere that will seduce you immediately. Full of culture and history, the medina is a buzzing and alive place with plenty of cafés, restaurants and colourful markets. You can go for long walks on the beach, make amazing shopping in the souks, have fun surfing or simply relax by the pool and bask in the sun. Essaouira is the place that Laila calls home. She will help you, during your stay, to make the most out of your time in the charming town and surrounding regions, sharing with you all her favourite insider tips and suggestions about the area.
Riad les deux mondes, is a family-run eco mindful guest house that welcomes you in a peaceful and rejuvenating setting 10 km away from Essaouira. Your friendly hosts, Anne-Gaëlle (naturopath) and Olivier (agronomist and environmental consultant) have settled here after years of living in other parts of Africa. They will have the pleasure to make you discover the organic vegetable garden and introduce you to the animals (chickens, cats and turtles). There is a large sunny pool with deckchairs and hammocks to relax during the day, the wellness area boosts a wonderful infra-red sauna, a beautiful traditional Moroccan hammam and two comfortable massage rooms. There are plenty of cosy spots where you can relax during the day either in the garden or lounge area of the main house.
The Riad has spacious and bright rooms all equipped with a private bathroom, shower and toilet.
Two superior rooms have a private terrace with views of the garden or pool. The water in the bathrooms
is heated with a solar system and there is a double filtration of drinking water. The cleaning products
that are used are home made and eco-friendly from natural raw materials and the waste is composted
and recycled as much as possible. There is a beautiful and spacious eco-yoga Shala, built with natural materials with temperature adjusting, wooden floors and gorgeous views on the permaculture garden.
The place is dedicated to facilitate and support your wellbeing, comfort and nutrition, while celebrating a responsible and sustainable retreat experience.
Medina – 10 minutes by taxi
Essaouira airport – 15 minutes
Marrakesh airport 2.5 hours
Agadir airport 3:00 hours
Great attention is paid to the meals that are well balanced, revitalizing and easy to digest! They are made with fresh and organic products (vegetables picked directly from the kitchen garden, organic flours, nuts, seeds, dried fruits, legumes, goat cheese, vegan milks, etc.) For those who have special dietary needs like gluten or lactose free requirements, these are also being catered for. Brunch, snacks and dinners are served as a buffet and you can enjoy large salads, freshly squeezed vegetable juices, green smoothies, seeds, vegetable pies, hummus or other spreads, homemade bread with seeds, vegetable tajines, original soups, veggie pastries, buckwheat pancakes , seasonal fruit salads, chia puddings, energy balls and more. The meals at Riad les deux mondes are an invitation to discover a cuisine that is healthy, original and tasty!
Arrival from mid-day onwards. Evening dinner will be served at 19:30
8:00-10:00 Morning yoga
11:00-15:00 Free time to relax, explore or 1-1 sessions (massages/bodywork with Massimo)
15:00 – 15:30 Light afternoon snacks and drinks
15:30- 17:00 Free time
17:00-18:30 Evening yoga and meditation
Wednesday afternoon there will be no yoga class
Departure and check out after Breakfast
- Explore the magic of the Medina
- Shopping in the souks
- Hammam and SPA Massage treatments
- Pool side relaxation
- Walking on unspoiled beaches
- Horse and Camel riding
- Moroccan cooking course
- Anne-Gaëlle offers on-site introductory workshops on the production of homemade cosmetics and rejuvenating cooking workshops
- Visiting of the Argan cooperative
- Hiking in nature
- Surfing, kite surfing
- Quad rides
There are direct flights from London to Essaouira with Ryanair. The airport is 15 min away from the venue. Alternatively you could fly into Marrakesh and take a bus or taxi transfer to Essaouira. Private Pick-up from any of the airports can be arranged with and additional cost and shared if possible.
- 150 Dh from Essaouira 1-3 people (one way) 200 Dh 4-6 people 250 Dh 7-8 people
- 600 Dh from Marrakesh 1-3 people (one way) 800 Dh 4-8 people
- 700 Dh from Agadir 1-3 People (one way) 900 Dh 4-8 people
€ 1025 double or twin shared in standard room *
€ 1095 double or twin shared in superior room *
€ 1230 Single standard room
€ 1300 Single superior room
* Rate per person for two people coming together, or possibility of matching up with a guest of the same gender upon request and only if available, otherwise the single supplement will apply.
Deposit of 500 € to hold your space*
*Please note that the above amount is non-refundable in case of cancellation.
*The remaining balance is to be paid cash upon arrival, or via bank transfer to morocco 1 month prior
the start of the retreat.
- 7 night accommodation at Riad des deux mondes
- All breakfasts served in a brunch style buffet
- All healthy snacks during the day
- All dinners
- All organic herbal teas during the day
- Filtered water during the day
- One 1h tailored massage session with Massimo
- Daily morning and evening yoga and meditation
- Use of yoga mats and equipment
Not inlcuded in trip price:
Travel insurance, extra massages, extra SPA treatments or activities, flights, transfers from and to the airport are not included in the price.